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In Praise of Discrimination

Rose Marie3 Wrote: Jun 27, 2012 10:20 AM
The 46 million people who the government claims do not have health insurance do have health care. No one is denied care in any emergency room in the United States. It's against the law to deny care. They may be referred,after they are stable, to a tax payer funded facility. If Obamacare is upheld it will now mean they are required to pay for health insurance. Wonder if they considered this. Now they have to PAY for something instead of using the emergency room. The old saying, you might be sorry for what you wished for. Now when the gov't mandates insurance companies insure everyone WE WILL PAY MORE, then Obama will demonize the companies even more. Come on people WAKE UP and use your God given brain.
CVN65 Wrote: Jun 27, 2012 11:06 AM
No. They will get waivers or subsidies. This is already codified in Obamacare. They just have not decided "who" or "how much".
In the Majority Wrote: Jun 27, 2012 10:25 AM
In Georgia, emergency rooms will treat you if and only if you will die or have severe health consequences within 24 hours without treatment. Otherwise, come back when you can pay for it. Excluded are: cancer treatments, prescription medicine that prevents symptoms (like for Ann Romney's multiple sclerosis).
In the Majority Wrote: Jun 27, 2012 12:00 PM
Which, in Georgia, entitles you to see the triage nurse. If your condition can go without treatment for 24 hours without killing or maiming you, you are told to come back when you can pay for it.

I'm scared.

I fear that even if the Supreme Court overrules most of Obamacare (or did already, by the time you read this), Republicans will join Democrats in restoring "good" parts of the law, like the requirement that insurance companies cover kids up to age 26 and every American with a pre-existing condition.

Those parts of Obamacare are popular. People like getting what they think is free stuff. But requiring coverage to age 26 makes policies cost more.

Even Bill O'Reilly lectures me that government should ban discrimination against those with pre-existing conditions. Most Americans agree with him. Who likes...